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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Nervous System

Nervous System

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(p.1173) 62 Nervous System
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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SUSAN PRESTON-MARTIN

MUNIR REEMA

CHAKRABARTI REEMA

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0062

Malignant nervous system (NS) tumors account for 18,300 of new cancer diagnoses each year or 1.4% of all primary incident cancers and for 13,100 or 2.4% of annual cancer deaths. The vast majority of these tumors arise in the central nervous system (CNS), and for this site inclusion of benign tumors doubles the annual incidence. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of tumors in the central nervous system. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   central nervous system, tumors, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, malignant nervous system

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